Butcherbirds from the wazoo!

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Subject: Butcherbirds from the wazoo!
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 19:23:24 +1000
I went out to the big dam area of Mulligans this morning to track down the Pied Butcherbird reported from the Woodlands Bird Survey last weekend.

It was a lovely day and butcherbirds were very evident.  They were also very active, flying around all over the place.  Unfortunately all the ones I could see - at least 5 - , or calls that were clear, were of the Grey Butcherbird variety.

Incidentally the easiest way of getting to the Big Dam area at the moment is through a gate off Horse Park Drive just to the East of Gundaroo Rd.  However: this involves crossing a storm water drain which could be a challenge a) for low clearance vehicles or b) any vehicle if we ever get some heavy rain!

As a final note, I have never before noted the juxtaposition of the suburbs of Harrison and Ford.  Will the next two in the area be Lara and Croft?

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